Today's News

  • Brunswick Catch still angling for local seafood promotions

    Brunswick Catch’s first membership meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, May 3, at Inlet View Bar & Grill in Shallotte Point.

    Brunswick Catch, now consisting of more than 50 members, is a freshly launched group of commercial fishermen, seafood dealers and restaurant owners. It formed with the assistance of the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission, Brunswick County commissioners, North Carolina Sea Grant and Carteret Catch.

  • Students learn skills to face bullies at school

    According to the students of Shallotte Middle School, 85 percent feel safe during school hours, 10 percent do not and 5 percent did not respond to a safe school survey issued by principal Paul Price.

    “That was real positive to hear,” Holly Borden, SMS teacher, said of the high percentage of students who feel safe at school.

    But when it came to bullying, numbers were not as positive. Thirty-nine percent of students admitted to being bullied at school.

  • Rising football star encourages Bolivia students to follow their dreams

    Scott Long, a NFL hopeful and former wide receiver for the University of Louisville, says it doesn’t matter what you do, make sure you enjoy doing it.

    Long, who graduated from South Brunswick High School, visited with students at Bolivia Elementary School recently and encouraged students to set goals at an early age to achieve success.

    “I was able to take a childhood dream and turn it into something bigger,” he told students.

  • Relay for Life begins tonight at West Brunswick High School

    “Celebrating more birthdays” is the theme of this year’s Brunswick County Relay for Life at West Brunswick High School. It is set to begin tonight with events for local cancer survivors and those who support them.

    A reception for survivors and their caregivers and loved ones is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the school, followed by a group photo on the football bleachers. Each survivor will receive a copy of the photo with a thank-you note.

  • Flower launch honors those who work to keep local children safe

    Event organizers said it was to be a celebration.

    The largest crowd to date gathered last Thursday afternoon at Waterfront Park in Southport for the fourth annual Flower Launch in correlation with Child Abuse Prevention Month, sponsored by the Community Child Protection Team.

    District Judge Sherry Tyler served as the event’s guest speaker and said the purpose was to celebrate those who have provided services to the county’s juveniles.

  • Two Republicans face off in Brunswick County Board of Education District 5 race

    Two Republican candidates from the northern end of the county will vie for the GOP nomination to the Brunswick County Board of Education District 5 seat during this year’s primary election.

    David Hollis, a civil engineer, will face John Thompson, an architect who previously served a one-year term on the board of education.

    Hollis, who is a graduate of Brunswick County Schools and a parent of five, said his decision to run for the board stems from concerns he and other parents have regarding the Brunswick County school system.

  • Terminal groins presentation Monday in Sunset Beach

     SUNSET BEACH—A terminal groins presentation is on the monthly meeting agenda of Sunset Beach Town Council next Monday night, May 3.

    A workshop is at 6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at town hall on Sunset Boulevard.

    Rob Young, professor of geosciences with Western Carolina University, and Len Pietrafesa, director of external affairs with North Carolina State University, are scheduled to give a terminal groins presentation.

  • Sunset Beach gaming hearing set for May 6

     SUNSET BEACH—The town planning board will consider an application for a special use permit to operate four electronic gaming machines at the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier.

    A board of adjustments hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at town hall.

  • Carolina Shores workshop May 3; meeting May 6

     CAROLINA SHORES—The next town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. next Monday, May 3.

    The board’s monthly meeting will follow at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6.

    Both sessions will be in the town meetings chamber at town hall, 200 Persimmon Road.

  • Carolina Shores administrator deleted e-mail, polled board

     CAROLINA SHORES—Over the past year, town administrator Linda Herncane has illegally deleted and used town e-mail to poll commissioners for information that should have been discussed at a called meeting.

    On March 29, former town commissioner Gere Dale filed a public records request with town clerk Lisa Anglin requesting any e-mails issued to the town board of commissioners between March 9 and March 26.